How to watch the Rugby World Cup game online and on TV

Simon Middleton will look to continue his side’s perfect start (Getty Images)

The Red Roses continue their campaign for World Cup glory against South Africa on Sunday in their final pool game.

England have already clinched their place in the quarter-finals, but they will be looking to extend their perfect run on results with 27 wins on the rebound.

Their toughest game in a long time came last weekend when they faced France and narrowly beat them 13-7 and versatile full-back Sarah McKenna said they needed to be more clinical against the Boks.

“It’s important to come in and get a third win, but how we get that win is really important,” McKenna told the BBC. “The way we want to execute is to be better at finishing than we were in the game against France.”

But who will line up for each team and how will fans be able to watch? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is it?

The match will take place on Sunday, October 23 at 5:45 a.m. BST.

How can I watch?

The game will be available to fans in the UK on ITV 1 and it’s also on ITV Hub.

Team News

Marlie Packer will captain England for the first time in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool C clash against South Africa.

The 2014 World Cup winning third row will be alongside Poppy Cleall and Morwenna Talling in the back row.

Fly-half Zoe Harrison will serve as vice-captain of head coach Simon Middleton’s team.

South Africa, meanwhile, have their team pick and no new injuries have been reported.

Composition confirmed

The England team will face South Africa: 15. Sarah McKenna, 14. Abby Dow, 13. Holly Aitchison, 12. Tatyana Heard, 11. Jess Breach, 10. Zoe Harrison, 9. Lucy Packer; 1. Hannah Botterman, 2. Connie Powell, 3. Maud Muir, 4. Rosie Galligan, 5. Cath O’Donnell, 6. Morwenna Talling, 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Poppy Cleall

Finishers: 16. Amy Cokayne, 17. Vickii Cornborough, 18. Sarah Bern, 19. Zoe Aldcroft, 21. Leanne Infante, 22. Emily Scarratt, 23. Helena Rowland


England – 1/200

Draw – 50/1

South Africa – 50/1


England are a force of nature with an incredible run of results and it will be a huge upset if South Africa can beat them. The Red Roses would need to inflict a huge win on their opponents to continue their perfect run. England 65-10 South Africa.

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